Filling may refer to a food mixture used for stuffing.

In the food context, filling refers to the mixture of ingredients that are used to stuff or fill a food item, such as a pie, pastry, or sandwich. Fillings can be savory or sweet, and can vary widely in terms of ingredients, flavors, and textures.

Here are some examples of fillings:

  1. Fruit filling: A sweet filling made with fresh or canned fruit, often used in pies, tarts, and pastries.

  2. Meat filling: A savory filling made with ground beef, chicken, or other meats, often used in dishes like empanadas, shepherd's pie, and meat pies.

  3. Cheese filling: A creamy filling made with cheese, often used in dishes like quiches, pastries, and stuffed pasta.

  4. Vegetable filling: A savory filling made with vegetables, often used in dishes like samosas, calzones, and stuffed peppers.

  5. Custard filling: A sweet filling made with eggs, milk, and sugar, often used in dishes like cream puffs, éclairs, and pies.

Here are some similar things to fillings:

  1. Stuffing: A mixture of ingredients that is used to stuff poultry or other meats, often made with bread, herbs, and spices.

  2. Toppings: Ingredients that are placed on top of a dish to add flavor or texture, such as cheese, bacon, or croutons.

  3. Sauces: Liquid mixtures of ingredients that are used to add flavor or moisture to a dish, such as tomato sauce, hollandaise, or gravy.

  4. Garnishes: Decorative elements that are used to enhance the appearance of a dish, such as herbs, edible flowers, or citrus zest.

  5. Condiments: Flavorful additions to a dish that are served on the side, such as ketchup, mustard, or hot sauce.


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